The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Strength in Numbers “Limerock” from Strawberry Music Festival (self 1990)Buy it!
Mark O'Connor and Vassar Clements “House of the Rising Sun” from HEROES (Warner 1995)Buy it!
Grandpa Jones “I'm My Own Grandpa” from Country Music Hall Of Fame (King 1998) R Buy it!
Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Tony Rice “Long Black Veil” from The Pizza Tapes (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 2000) —Jerome John “JERRY” GARCIA was born on August 1, 1942 and would have been 69 years old on Monday. What a long, strange trip it was. Jerry died on August 9, 1995.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room” (Reprise 1988) —Reprise Records released DWIGHT YOAKUM’s third album on their label this week in 1988.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “The Soldier's Sweetheart” from RCA Country Legends; The Bristol Sessions (RCA 2002)Buy it!
The Carter Family “Single Girl, Married Girl (Digitally Remastered)” from Anchored in Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings, 1927-1928 (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1993)Buy it!
Ramblin' Jack Elliot “T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1)” from The Lost Topic Tapes: Isle of Wight 1957 (Hightone 2004) —Recorded in 1957 for the UK's Topic label.Buy it!
Ramblin' Jack Elliot “Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time” from The Long Ride (Hightone 1999) —One made famous by Ernest Tubb. Joe Craven plays fiddle and mandolin on this one.Buy it!
Hank Williams “I'm A Long Gone Daddy” from The Original Singles Collection . . . Plus (Polygram Records 1990) —From the MGM label in 1948.Buy it!
Gene O'Quin “I Get the Blues” from Boogie Woogie Fever (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) —60 years ago on the Capitol label in 1951.Buy it!
Carl Perkins “Country Boy's Dream” from Country Boy's Dream: The Dolley Masters (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Recorded 45 years ago on the Dolley label.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Dog House Blues” from Viper of Melody CD ALBUM (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009)Buy it!
Linda Ronstadt “Silver Threads And Golden Needles” from The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years (CAPITOL 2006) R —Recorded in 1969.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “I Got A Woman (Live)” from The Tupelo Mississippi Flash (Proper 2008) —ELVIS PRESLEY made his first advertised concert appearance this week in 1954 on the Slim Whitman Show at the Overton Park Band Shell in Memphis. This cut is from an appearance on the Louisiana Hayride the next year.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “I'm Too Big to Cry” from Country, 1951-1958 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Also on the Slim Whitman Show bill that day was another unknown artist, MARTY ROBBINS. This is from a 1954 Columbia recording.Buy it!
Brenda Lee “Jambalaya (Digitally Remastered)” from Anthology, Volume One, 1956-1961 (MCA 1991) —Little Miss Dynamite, BRENDA LEE, cut her first records for the Decca label 60 years ago today, July 30, 1956. This Hank Williams number was among those recorded at the session.Buy it!
Barry and Holly Tashian “Honey, Where's the Money Gone” from Long Story Short (Rock-A-Lot Records 2008)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Restless” from Last Date (Eminent Records 2000) —Recorded live in 1982 for Warner, Barry Tashian on the harmony vocal of this Carl Perkins song.Buy it!
Scotty Stoneman and the Kentucky Colonels “Once a Day” from Live in LA with the Kentucky Colonels (Rural Rhythm 2002) —Recorded in 1965 and written by Bill Anderson, this was Connie Smith's first hit.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “A-11” from The Real Mr. Heartache (Country Music Foundation 1996) R —Another classic song written by Hank Cochran.Buy it!
George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today (Single Version)” from The Essential George Jones (Sony BMG 2006) —A Billy Sherrill production from the Epic label in 1980.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “The Fugitive” from Down Every Road, Volume 1 (CAPITOL 1996) —MERLE HAGGARD recorded this one 45 years ago this week and it became his first #1 record. It was written by Liz Anderson, mother of Lynn Anderson.Buy it!
Sammi Smith “The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me” from Lonesome (Mega 1971)Buy it!
James Hand “Don't Depend On Me” from Shadow On the Ground (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2009)Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Guy “Hadacohl Boogie” from Last Man Standing The Duets (Shangri-La Entertainment 2006) —Premier purveyor of the Chicago Blues scene, prime influence on Jimi Hendrix and of whom Eric Clapton says “he was to me what Elvis was to others”, George “BUDDY” GUY was born on July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, LA and is 75 years old today.Buy it!
Junior Brown “Kansas City Blues” from Mixed Bag (Curb 2001) —JUNIOR BROWN released his “Mixed Bag” cd ten years ago this week and this is a fine cover of Jim Jackson’s classic.Buy it!
Leon Chappelear and his Lone Star Cowboys “She Got Me Worried” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 2 (Origin Jazz Library 2002) —From the Decca label in 1937. This was his last recording session for a dozen years.Buy it!
Leon Chappel “I'm a Do-Right Daddy” from Automatic Mama (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1999) —From 60 years ago on the Capitol label in 1951.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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